Imposing a Hiring Freeze and Calling for further Expenditure Reductions

On March 18, 1983, 1 signed into law portions of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 3100, which became Chapter 12, Laws of 1983. Section 30 of that Act directs me to impose a hiring freeze and to order further controls of expenditures from the state General Fund.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Spellman, Governor of the state of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me and pursuant to Chapter 12, Laws of 1983, do hereby direct each agency whose allotments the Governor has the power to revise under RCW 43.88.110 to implement immediately a freeze on hiring and to further control expenditures from the state General Fund by restricting out-of-state travel, restraining purchasing,-and limiting the use of outside consulting services. Requests for exceptions to the hiring freeze are to be made in writing by agency directors to the Director of Financial Management. The hiring freeze and expenditure controls shall remain in effect until July 1, 1983.

This order supersedes EO 82-24, which is hereby terminated.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
24th day of March A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-three.

John Spellman
Governor of Washington


Assistant Secretary of State